Álex Rins, rookie of the year



Rider Alex Rins of the Estrella Galicia 0.0 team is the rookie of the year in Moto3. The Barcelona youngster finished 16th in the Grand Prix of Valencia and has managed to maintain the five-point lead over Romano Fenati, who finished 18th. Rins has completed a great season in his debut in the new Moto3 category. His great regularity-has scored points in 13 of the 17 races during 7621.542-kilometers between workouts and Grand Prix in his first year at the World Cup, has been awarded the Rookie of the Year. Trophy that in other seasons got Maverick Viñales (2011), Alberto Moncayo (2010), Jonas Folger (2009), Scott Redding (2008) and Pol Espargaró (2007), among others. Furthermore, Rins got podium at Le Mans and won his first pole at Jerez.


At the last meeting of the season, Oliveira has started the race at the front of the grid due to mechanical problems of Jonas Folger “poleman” . After an intelligent start, not wanting to risk too much in the wet in the Valencia track, Portuguese stood with the first group of pilots who led the trial. Along with Luis Salom, Sandro Cortese and a surprising Álex Márquez. The young rider from Cervera, who started from the fourth row, has recovered nine positions with only two laps. With better rhythm, Marquez has taken the lead on lap four, but the Moto3 Champion of Spain has been dropped without consequences, which forced him to retire.


After the fall of Marquez, Oliveira has taken over the front of the race. But as usual, a large group of nine riders led the test, turning the race into a trench war at every turn. The Portuguese has starred in a great duel with Sandro Cortese, Efren Vazquez, Louis Rossi and Brad Binder. After a constant exchange of positions, Vazquez has gone down to nine laps left, taking with Oliveira when he was second and looking to repeat the podium finish in Australia.

Meanwhile, Rins completed an intelligent race. Without being entirely comfortable throughout the weekend, the pilot Estrella Galicia 0.0, CatalunyaCaixa and Repsol has controlled at all times to Fenati, his rival in the fight for rookie of the year. After crossing the finish line as the best newcomer of Moto3, your entire team and sponsors were waiting in the box. On arrival they have a sheathed exclusive shirts. A warm tribute to Rins well deserved. The triumph of humility and hard work.

With this race, Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 takes leave of his first season in the World Cup. One year more than positive, in which its pilots, most newcomers to the World Cup circuit, have always been very competitive in the category of Moto3. In the overall standings, was fifth Rins with 141 points and Oliveira finished in eighth place with 114. Marquez, in turn, has been 20th after three races as a wild card and the second half of the season as a regular driver.

Miguel Oliveira rider Estrella Galicia 0.0, CatalunyaCaixa and Repsol, sc, drop, 8th overall with 114 points:

“The race was pretty hard because, from the beginning, the conditions were not the best. Knew we could run quiet because we had pace to stay ahead. But at the end of the race, I was ahead of Efren when he could not prevent his fall and I was shot down. Thus are the race and now we have to look to the future. “
Alex Rins rider Estrella Galicia 0.0, CatalunyaCaixa and Repsol, 16th in the Grand Prix of Valencia, +50,554 of the first placed, 5th overall with 141 points, rookie of the year:
“We have to finish as a rookie of the year. Although it was a difficult weekend, in the end we get this award and I am very happy. At the beginning of the season we not posed this title because Romano Fenati started strong, but we have been improving little bit until we succeeded. This year, I’ll take everything I’ve learned and the last races, because I learned a lot and this has made us take a step forward. “
Álex Márquez, pilot Estrella Galicia 0.0, CatalunyaCaixa and Repsol, sc, drop, 20 th overall with 27 points:
“In water we had very good pace and we knew we could be ahead, though I not thought it would be so forward. I placed first and I decided to push because the feelings I had were very good. Till I crashed. Maybe I lacked a bit of experience, calm down and stay behind. I will serve for the future. I Want to thank the team and sponsors. “

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